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Jul 9, 2013 11:00am EDT
taken by the police and the medical examiner investigators, photographs of mr. zimmerman by the police and some civilians. the autopsy report, including toxicology and autopsy photos. the medical records of the ems and a clinic regarding mr. zimmerman. a witness statement and a transcribed conversation, given by mr. john good. 911 calls, a reenactment tape of the incident by mr. zimmerman. dna reports, a firearm examiner reports, and the deposition of dr. rao. >> what i would like to talk with you about, in terms of your findings -- well, let me ask you first. you did have an opportunity to review the video recording of mr. zimmerman, in that sense, reenacting the events immediately surrounding the shooting? >> yes, sir. >> and you've had access to some witness statements? >> yes, sir. >> have you, to your knowledge, reviewed all of the witness statements? >> no, i haven't, because by the nature of this case, it's more about determining whether the physical evidence is consistent with mr. zimmerman's account, what he says happened. because the witness statements tend to be, in m
CNN
Jul 9, 2013 2:00pm EDT
shot was fired what she described was that at the time the shot was fired mr. zimmerman was on top of mr. martinez -- >> objection, leading and mischaracterization of the facts. >> can i finish my question please? >> if it is a mischaracterization of the facts i need you to rephrase your question. >> it's not, your honor. >> that is for the jury to determine. >> she said she was looking out the window and that she believes she was looking at the individuals when the shot was fired. she said that at the time the shot was fired that mr. zimmerman was on top and that mr. martin was face down. is that possible given the forensic evidence that you know in this case? >> no, sir, it is not possible. >> mr. martin -- >> he was shot from the front. >> so would her statement have done you any good in this case? >> no, sir. >> in fact, that would be an example of how an eyewitness just gets it wrong. >> yes, sir. >> you did consider john goode's statement to the extent that he was the person -- >> objection, leading question. >> sustained. >> john goode testified trial that when he looked out
CNN
Jul 10, 2013 12:00am EDT
consistent with mr. zimmerman's account that he -- that mr. martin was over him leaning forward at the time he was shot. >> a top expert on gunshot wounds takes the stand and supports zimmerman's story, again. >> is this injury consistent with mr. zimmerman's head having impacted a sidewalk? >> yes, sir. >> and again. >> is this injury you see in this exhibit consistent with having been punched in the nose? >> yes, sir. >> the prosecution hit back and i'll break it down with the legal eagles and the man that defended casey anthony. how he thinks the defense team is dog. >> i want to bring in ashleigh banfield. so significant, wasn't it, the testimony of this man, dr. vincent di maio. >> reporter: of course. the lights on behind me, this is a see quested jury so they are getting as much done as fast as they can and accomplished so much with the witness you just talked about. dr. vincent di maio. heard of him? probably. he's like the grand dad of pathology, he was the medical examiner in beaux county in texas and made incredible arguments, so many points the prosecution made. listen
CNN
Jul 10, 2013 3:00am EDT
represented as the photograph taken several hours later at the police department of mr. zimmerman's face. testimony of this man, dr. vincent di maio. >> reporter: of course. the lights on behind me, this is a see quested jury so they are getting as much done as fast as they can and accomplished so much with the witness you just talked about. dr. vincent di maio. heard of him? probably. he's like the grand dad of pathology, he was the medical examiner in beaux county in texas and made incredible arguments, so many points the prosecution made. listen to the first part, he goes after what the prosecution said. first of all, if george zimmerman tried to put out trayvon von martin's hands after she hot him, why were the hands under the body f. george zimmerman said trayvon mapp martin said you got me, how is that possible after being shot in the heart? listen to his explanation. >> even if i, right now, reached across, put my hand through your chest, grabbed your heart and ripped it out, you could stand there and talk to me for 10 to 15 seconds or walk over to me, because the thing that's con
CNN
Jul 14, 2013 12:00pm EDT
profile. when you say that trayvon martin was profiled, do you mean that you believe that mr. zimmerman profiled him simply because he was african-american? >> that plus the fact that he was wearing a hoodie, plus the fact that he was walking at night, these are all things that he described that happened in the past that led to a number of break-ins. that evidence was very substantial in this case. and so because it was at night, he saw him walking, what he believed to be suspicious, we have to remember trayvon we now know was on the telephone. george zimmerman is not the judge of people who choose to talk on their cell phone, walk slowly at night as they're walking home. that's perfectly okay. people do it all the time. >> to those critics have said it isn't so much that justice was not served, it's that justice was served, there are just some folks that don't line the outcome. >> i think the system sometimes doesn't get it right. that's part of our process. it should motivate people to run for office, to be policymakers and change the laws that makes it more favorable to protect people especia
CNN
Jul 9, 2013 4:00pm EDT
, first ran into mrs. zimmerman, went back looking for her and left the second time? >> correct. >> at some point, then, did you give statements to law enforcement regarding what you knew or heard about the event? >> yes. there was an fbi agent who left a card on my door and requested i call him. so i called. >> okay. >> and he and another agent came to my house and interviewed me. >> and you gave them a state about whatever information they asked you about, i presume? >> that is correct. >> okay. at some point did you have an opportunity to listen to what we call and have been calling during this trial the lauer 911 tape? and for your purposes, that is the tape that has the voices in the background screaming for help. have you had an opportunity to listen to that? >> yes. >> can you tell me the circumstances of the setting around the first time that you listened to it. >> the first time that i heard it was when it was played on one of the local news channels. >> okay. were you by yourself or with anyone else? >> you know, i really don't -- i don't remember. >> okay. how many times hav
CNN
Jul 9, 2013 1:00pm EDT
in regards to the gunshot wound. the only one present there is mr. zimmerman. you have to go by what he's saying. >> i respectfully beg to differ. there was another person there in. >> there were a couple other witnesses. >> i mean respectfully the other person there is not among us anymore? >> right. because he's the only one communicates. >> he can't speak because he's dead? >> yeah. >> okay. were you aware that the deceased, the victim in this case, trayvon martin was on the phone with lady? >> yes, sir. >> you didn't review her statement, did you? >> no, sir. >> when you worked with the medical examiner's office you in most cases attempted to find out all the information before you came to an opinion? >> it depends on what the case is about. often the information from the witnesses goes more towards the manner of death rather than the cause of death. in this case there's no question the manner of death. >> are you suggesting that in all the witnesses testimony should be disregarded? >> for my purpose, not for the jury but for my purposes it's not important in my giving my opinion
CNN
Jul 10, 2013 1:00am EDT
, defense attorney don west lashing out. listen. >> it's simply up fair for mr. zimmerman not to be able to put on his defense because of the state's tactics. it was a strategy obviously, because they had it in january and kept it from us, made us spend 100 hours digging it out, playing games with us, lying to this court and now it's our fault? it's our fault? denying mr. zimmerman the right to present this information violate both the florida and united states constitution. thank you. >> the judge said look, let's not get into this, we're done for the day. there were more developments, including testimony from a high powered witness for the defense. details from marten savage. >> reporter: famed pathologist dr. vincent demayo said the bullet hole in trayvon martin's clothing and body, said it proved that martin was on top. he said he could tell martin was on top, because even though zimmerman's gun was touching the hoody, the hoody was not touching martin's skin. >> in fact, we know that the clothing was two to four inches away is consistent with somebody leaning over the person doing t
CNN
Jul 9, 2013 11:00pm EDT
at least six impacts. >> is this injury consist 2e7b89 with mr. zimmerman's head having impacted a sidewalk? >> yes. >> reporter: the prosecution jumped on a key question that the defense expert couldn't answer. >> you're not testifying as to who started what led up to the death of sflaim >> that's correct, sir. >> and you're not saying who attacked who, whether it was george zimmerman who attacked trayvon martin or whether it was trayvon martin who attacked george zimmerman, you can't say? >> that's correct, sir. >> in fact, you can't testify as to who threw the first punch. >> that's correct, sir. >> and you can't say whether it was trayvon martin defending himself or george zimmerman defending himself in terms of when this first started. >> when it first started, that's correct, sir. >> reporter: the prosecutor got the witness to admit the defense was paying demayo $400 an hour for his expertise. but demayo said the case didn't require a lot of his time. >> up to yesterday, $2400. this is not exactly a complicated case. >> reporter: the state was also to get the pathologist to s
CNN
Jul 9, 2013 5:00pm EDT
or what? >> that shows the direction of mr. martin and mr. zimmerman consistent with witness testimony or witness reports, police reports, and with the trail of evidence going down that direction. >> the trail of evidence, you'd great with me, is just a trail. it by itself doesn't is a direction, right? in other words, whether it's going right to left or left to right as you're looking at it, the places where things are found doesn't independently have a direction until you start pringing in what other people have said about how it happened, correct? >> correct. the reason for the arrow is moving from the one witnessed event down to the next witnessed event. i didn't add anything in between there in terms of movement of the figures. >> because the animation cannot show it because you have no idea how it actually happened, right? >> correct. >> now, when we get to the figures to where the figures reemerge, you have a representation of a figure that is to be john good, correct? >> yes. >> how tall is john good? >> 6 foot. >> and you got this information from the attorneys? >> y
CNN
Jul 9, 2013 3:00am EDT
on tv? >> yes. >> were you able to identify mr. zimmerman's voice during the first time you listened to it? yes, my immediate reaction to it was, that is george's voice. >> that's georgy. >> it's george zimmerman, and i wish to god i did not have the ability to recognize that. >> i pushed away from the table and shook my head and said, i can't tell. >> and the judge rules the jury will hear about trayvon martin's alleged pot use. joining us to talk about a busy day in court, mark o'mara. mark, busy day. pretty important day in many ways. how significant is this late breaking decision to allow trayvon martin's toxicology report including his cannibis use to be made available to the court? >> good evening, piers, it's good to chat with you again. we thought this day was coming, the judge had initially said we could not present that evidence until we were able to tie it up in terms of being relevant. we knew we would have a toxicologist come in to say that any level of pot in the system could have some effect. of course that falls in line with what george zimmerman stated in his first c
CNN
Jul 9, 2013 7:00pm EDT
the body. at the time mr. martin was shot. this is consistent with mr. zimmerman's account. that he, that mr. martin, was over him leaning forward at the time he was shot. >> obviously if you're leaning forward the implication that you're on top because the clothes are hanging away from your body. so does this mean the state can't get a conviction? "out front" tonight our legal analystses. great to have all of you with us. i want to start with you, mark. dr. dimaio has impressive credentials. you say pathologist, aren't there a lot of them? how do we know this guy is legit, the guy? he has 40 years of experience. he served as the chief medical examiner in san antonio and he was the former editor in chief of the journal of forensic medicine and pathology. how significant was his testimony? >> he knocked it out of the park and i think anybody who observed him and listened to him knows that. he literally wrote the book. the book is called "forensic pathology." he wrote the book called "forensic pathology." his expertise is second to none. the two mes the state called, you have polar ex
CNN
Jul 14, 2013 2:00pm EDT
things. you go into sanford, florida, it's business as usual. >> almost as usual. mr. zimmerman a free man, acquitted last night on all charges by a jury of six women. zimmerman's response to the verdict was subdued and silent. the interpret erupted in outrage, both outrage of those who ported a guilty verdict and those who supported a not guilty verdict and were angry at those who felt differently. what leaked onto the streets mirrored that emotion but mostly it was nonviolent thankfully. several peaceful and vocal marches popped up. many held signs asking for justice for trayvon saying no justice, no peace. pastors made last minute changes in their sermons taking into account the verdict. the church where trayvon martin's mother sybrina fulton normally attends? >> reporter: that's right. this is the miami neighborhood where trayvon grew up, lived, the park he attended not far from here. sybrina fulton and tracy martin often attended this church here today. there was some thought perhaps they might be here this morning for perhaps the 11:00 a.m. service. they did not come. the pastor,
CNN
Jul 9, 2013 9:00am EDT
would mr. zimmerman fit? >> like i said, about a one. >> reporter: finally, judge debra nelson ruled testimony regarding marijuana levels in trayvon martin's system will now be evidence for jurors to consider, a critical ruling as this trial moves into day 11. >> back live in the courtroom here in sanford, florida, you can see attorney mark o'mara and daniel schumaker making his case, explaining exactly what he does to the judge. the judge, we expect, will rule and decide whether this jury will see that computer animation that he created of the shooting on february 28, 2012. wolf, there was another big ruling that came in yesterday, that the judge decided evidence of marijuana in trayvon martin's system, that it will be allowed as evidence in this case. now, just a few minutes ago, i spoke with daryl parks, he's the attorney who represents the martin family, about what that could mean to this case. let's listen. >> well, i think there's a problem, and i think if you listen to some of the statements that were made in court, there were traces of marijuana found in his system, some mari
CNN
Jul 9, 2013 8:00pm EDT
insjury consistent with mr. zimmerman's head having impacted a sidewalk? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: the prosecution jumped on a key question that the defense expert couldn't answer. >> you're not testifying here as to who started what led up to the death of trayvon mart snn. >> that is correct sir. >> and not saying who attacked who, whether it was george zimmerman who attacked trayvon martin or whether it was trayvon martin that attacked george zimmerman, you can't say that, correct? >> that's correct, sir. >> in fact, you can't testify as to who threw the first punch? >> that's correct, sir. >> and you can't say whether it was trayvon martin defending himself or george zimmerman defending himself, in terms of when this first started? >> when it first started, that's correct, sir. >> reporter: the prosecutor got the witness to admit the defense was paying di maio $400 an hour for his expertise, but di maio said the case didn't require a lot of his time. >> up to yesterday, $2400. this is not exactly a complicated case, forensically. >> reporter: the state was also able to get the patho
CNN
Jul 10, 2013 5:00am EDT
is consistent with mr. martin being over mr. zimmerman. >> is it not also consistent with mr. martin pulling away from zimmerman on the ground? and you would have the same angle, he's pulling away, and zimmerman's shooting him at that time? >> yes. >> reporter: defense attorneys also called george zimmerman's former neighbor to testify via video conference because she was too ill to appear in court. eloise dilligard told the court the night of the shooting she recognized zimmerman's truck parked near the crime scene. o'mara also asked dilligard who she thought was screaming on the video that night. >> based on the fact that i've only heard george's voice and it was a male voice, i would say it was his. >> reporter: george howell, cnn, sanford, florida. >> our thanks to george for that report. another big day in court today. >>> in newly sealed court documents, the aaron hernandez murder case revealed that one or two accomplices claims that hernandez admitted to fatally shooting odin lloyd. among the evidence seized from the home, surveillance video from after the murder that shows th
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Jul 14, 2013 3:00pm EDT
county, not seminole county where the sanford courthouse is and where mr. zimmerman was tried but it is in light of what happened. lets just go down the line. mo, start with you. your reaction to a public service announcement. why is that needed? >> because of the idea people act out. i know in this country that has happened before. it was a great attempt at trying to do something. i don't know that i loved the rap aspect of it, like it had to be done in a way rap kids would get it. again, more stereotypes. listen, i can move past that, because i'm glad there was an attempt to do something to keep the peace. i think it's been relatively peaceful. i think people have acted great. i've been watching coverage. i haven't seen anything nasty going on. tonight is the time for parents to talk to their kids, for families to come together and spend time together trying to digest all of this. >> i want to get a reaction from david and buck. before i do, i just want to read a statement from the department of justice that just came out seconds ago and get your reactions to that. as the department f
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Jul 14, 2013 11:00am EDT
mutual insurance -- responsibility. what's your policy? >>> mr. zimmerman, your -- i have signed the judgment that confirms the jury's verdict. your bond will be released. your gps monitor will be cut off when you exit the courtroom over here. and you have no further business with the court. >> thank you, your honor. >> and that is how the criminal case ended just late last night. george zimmerman, a free man this morning. >> but his lawyers said whether he decides to stay in florida or move away and start over zimmerman's life will never be the same. nobody understands that better than his family, especially his brother, robert zimmerman, who joins us now. we know it's been an incredibly long evening for your family. the last thing you wanted to do was leave them. but i know that getting out and getting the message from the family out is also important. so let's start with the obvious. when is the last time you had a chance to speak with your brother and get a sense of where his head is now? >> we heard from george last night. he is adjusting. that's really the best way i can put it
CNN
Jul 14, 2013 4:00pm EDT
, we have a lot of talking to do. it's not fair to me, it's not fair to mr. zimmerman or mr. o'mara or the court. judge, this was a trick. >> so i'm here in sanford with martin savage and attorney mark nijame. what are people saying about west's aggressive style here in the community? >> he's a great attorney. i don't think there's any real doubt on that. were there moments he wasn't so great in this particular trial? yeah, i think even mark o'mara would say there's times that issues came up, some of them let's say the cross-examination of rachel jeantel. that became what appeared to be a test of wills. i understand what don west was trying to do and carefully trying to go in and dissect some of her testimony but she wasn't having any of it and a big yen rational gap and among other reasons. they didn't connect. he couldn't be really effective with her. but it looked like now he was combative. the knock-knock joke didn't set things off well. the instagram -- in relation to rachel jeantel. didn't appear to be at his best or appeared to be an angry, aggressi aggressive, attacking type
CNN
Jul 14, 2013 6:00am EDT
local walmart. well, everything but palm trees, sunshine and fruity drinks, that is. >>> mr. zimmerman, i have signed the judgment that confirms the jury's verdict. your bond will be released. your gps monitor will be cut off when you exit the courtroom over here. and you have no further business with the court. okay, thank you. is there anything else -- >> and that is how the criminal case ended. just really seems like a few hours ago. george zimmerman a free man this morning. >> as his lawyer said, whether he decides to stay in florida or move away and start over, zimmerman's life will never really be the same. >> and part of the reason his life will never be the same is the national attention that was drawn to this case and the reactions we're hearing from fellow citizens online, really across all social media, twitter, facebook, even instagram and youtube. people are speaking out, as well they can and should. the majority, though, of the messages that you're seeing so far are disappointment, supporters of trayvon martin. victor blackwell is at cnn headquarters in atlanta following thi
CNN
Jul 8, 2013 4:00pm EDT
to ten, where would mr. zimmerman fit? >> like i said brk a one. he's still learn how long to punch. he didn't know how to effectively punch. >> diana, i found this kind of curious. the prosecution didn't bring this up. why would the defense call attention to the fact that this guy wasn't in shape or as his trainer referred to him fat, 1%, .5% on a scale of 1 to 10. why bring it up? >> the state did talk about this in their opening. even when nobody brings in evidence of what they've said and the jury is told that's not evidence, i think the defense still felt like they needed to say this guy was big, certainly bigger around than trayvon martin, but he was not in shape, he was not athletic, he was not somebody who would be able to take him in a fight. and as the injuries seem to support, it doesn't appear that zimmerman got a blow in prior to drawing the weapon after sustaining injuries himself. so i don't know that it was necessarily necessary at this point and certainly george zimmerman's got to be a little bit embarrassed. i mean he's called obese one day and he's called a pansy
CNN
Jul 9, 2013 6:00am EDT
to punch, he didn't know how to effectively punch. >> on a scale of one oten where would mr. zimmerman lie? >> like i said level one. >> the judge ruled marijuana in trayvon martin's system is admitted into evidence. court is expected to start earlier today, 8:30 a.m. eastern time and we expect the judge, chris and kate, to rule on whether a computer re-enactment will be able to be admitted in this trial. we'll also expect to hear from more witnesses, more experts in this case. >> george howell following it in sanford, thanks so much. >>> coming up next on "new day," john king with our political gut check. >>> plus a young mom from michigan caught on tape trying to hire a hitman to kill her husband. you have to hear it to believe it. >>> here's another one for you, if fish aren't biting call this guy, he'll catch your dinner, no pole included. there it is, you thought i was kidding, right? >> i did. members of the american postal worker's union handle more than 165 billion letters and packages a year. that's about 34 million pounds of mail every day. ever wonder what this co
CNN
Jul 14, 2013 1:00pm EDT
course had a very different take on this. he saw his client george zimmerman as a victim of the media. i want you to listen to what mr. o'mara described last night. >> you guys, the media, he was like a patient in an operating table where a mad scientist were permitting experiments on him and he had no anesthesia. he didn't know why he was turned into this monster, but quite honestly, you guys had lot to do with it because you took a story that was fed to you and you ran with it and you ran right over him. and that was horrid to him. >> okay. so i'm joined now by our legal analysts sunny hostin, former federal prosecutor, and criminal defense attorney mark nejame. sunny, so he's blaming the media for part of the narrative here, part of i guess of shaping the narrative when it comes to his client. >> that's fascinating to me only because this played out in a jury room. in a courtroom. and they weren't privy to anything that we were saying outside of that. and i think what is terrific, though, about what did happen here is that there were cameras in the courtroom. everyone got to see wh
CNN
Jul 8, 2013 5:00pm EDT
interviews after court every day tells you there's a lot of confidence there. if mr. zimmerman gets convicted of anything, the first person he's going after is his lawyer and he's going to say he was hamming it up for the cameras instead of working on my case. i think they feel very confident and very comfortable moving forward. and so did the prosecution at the beginning of this case. i'm not sure how he feels right now, though. >> a lot of us didn't think he would cross-examine trayvon martin's mother but he did. do you think he's going to call george zimmerman? >> i would say no but after seeing him call trayvon martin's mother and asking him if trayvon martin was responsible for his own death and now calling tracy martin, i don't know what to expect. i think it's possible now. >> rather, it's zimmerman's decision, not o'mara's. >> i'm sure that o'mara will have a huge influence on george zimmerman but, martin, go ahead. >> that was the point i was going to make. we already know that george zimmerman wants to speak out. he went on fox television. i'm sure that mark o'mara was ada
CNN
Jul 9, 2013 2:00am EDT
prosecution focused on zimmerman's language on his call to police, suggesting his use of profanity implied hatred, a key point when trying to prove second degree murder. >> it seemed to me like mr. de la riondo was trying to highlight it, make it sound heightened and i don't feel that it was that way at all. >> and -- >> i think it was more a statement. >> also called to testify was the owner of the gym where zimmerman trained in grappling and boxing for less than a year as part of a weight loss routine. >> what number would you assign to his ability? >> .5. >> less than one? >> yes. >> a witness last week said he saw trayvon martin use a ground and pound technique. pollack said he's seen his share of fight aftermaths and days after the confrontation with trayvon martin zimmerman appeared black-eyed and emotionally traumatized. >> so another potentially decisive day from the witness box and from the bench and a trial that is moving faster than many expected and could be headed for a quick conclusion. i want to go to our panel, sunny hostin, marcia clark. at the defense table tonigh
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Jul 8, 2013 10:00pm EDT
there, you know who he is. >> instead of the scream, the prosecution focused on zimmerman's language on his call to police, suggesting his use of profanity implied hatred, a key point when trying to prove second degree murder. >> it seemed to me like mr. de la riondo was trying to highlight it, make it sound heightened and i don't believe that way at all. i think it was more a statement. >> reporter: also called to testify was the owner of the gym where zimmerman trained in grapples and boxing for less than a year as part of a weight loss oo routine. >> what numbers would you assign to his abilities? >> .5. >> and he demonstrated the so-called ground and pound technique of fighting that a witness said he saw trayvon martin use when atop zimmerman on the night of the shooting. pollack said he's seen his shares of fight aftermaths and said after just days of the confrontation with trayvon martin zimmerman appeared black eyed and emotionally traumatized. >> let's bring in our panel, legal analyst and former federal prosecutor, sunny hostin, and jeffrey toobin. do you think that mark o'm
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